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GOVERRNMENT INVESTS IN MILK PRODUCTIVITY TO MEET GLOBAL DEMANDS

By Samuel L ugada

Government has invested in the Dairy Development Authority, DDA to increase on Milk productivity to enable Ugandan meet the global demands.

State minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Joy Kafula Kabatsi told Journalists at the Media Center said the government in attempt to reduce the post-harvest Milk losses is enhancing milk value addition and access to Milk products Market.

According to the Minister, there is tremendous Diary sub sector growth which has compelled government to increase its investment in the sector to meet the global market demands.

Minister adds that dairy exports stood has increased to approximately US D 130 million in 2017/2018 from US $ 60 million in 2016 both at regional and international market.

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Minister Kabatsi also revealed that the ministry is organizing the June Dairy Month celebrations during which dairy farmers are expected to show case achievements and challenges they have gone through in the course of the year.

This year’s celebrations will be held in Soroti district starting 27th to 29th June 2018 under the theme ‘Gender Inclusion for Wealth and Health in Milk Production and Consumption”.

Dairy Development Authority, DDA together with the MAAIF is putting a rehabilitation milk collection center and exhibition by dairy stakeholders.

Report complemented by Nakisuule Halima and Nakibira Bridget

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